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    October 12, 2012
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willing -- >> with all due respect, that's a bunch of malarky. >> a vice presidential debate turned into a spiritual one. a look at some of the feisty exchanges. good morning and welcome to "news 4 today." i'm eun yang. >> and good morning, everybody. i'm aaron gilchrist. tonight the center of the baseball world is nats park. >> the teams heading to game five after the biggest hit in team history. what an amazing hit by jayson werth, who became the hero last night. >> 13 pitches is what we saw leading up to that big hit. he hit it a couple of times, couple of foul balls. a lot of people got great balls they'll keep for posterity, but the big hit, number 13, the one that was a home run and sealed the deal for the nats. >> and the celebration was so amazing, we knew the season was on the line. we were tied up. and then that walk-off home run, what an amazing hit. the stadium went crazy, i mean, wild. you heard it from your house. >> i live 4, 4 1/2 blocks away, and you could actually hear the cheers coming from nats park that far away because people were just ecstatic about this. >> game five is tonight.
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nats ace gio gonzalez will go up against adam wainwright, both of whom pitched during the nationals game one win. first pitch at 8:37. you can be there. standing room only tickets go on sale at 10:00 this morning. orioles fans also have a big win to celebrate. the orioles overcame a heartbreaking loss on wednesday to earn their own extra innings win last night. j.j. hardy knocked in the winning run in the 13th, and then the o's pitching staff held on to the lead for the 2-1 vic tr tri. that forces a game five between the o's and the yankees. >> a win tonight would be so sweet. >> it would be too awesome. when you think about baseball, you think 85 degrees and sunny. not the case today. >> fall is here in a big way. storm team 4 meteorologist veronica johnson has a look at chilly temperatures this morning. >> this really is football weather we've got coming up for the next, well, at least half of the weekend. out there this morning,
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temperatures ranging anywhere from the 30s, upper 30s to the upper 40s. tomorrow morning, the range 20s to 30s. right now, as we get into areas of largo and tyson's and up north in olney, you can see the temperature 42 to 40 to 37 degrees under a mostly clear sky. watch the clouds. just a few drifting through. then we've got more back to the west that will be coming into the area later today. kind of a partly sunny type of day. there's a look. we'll turn partly sunny by noontime. 3:00, partly sunny from chilly to cool and breezy for the afternoon. temperature up to 62 to 64 degrees by 3:00 and 4:00 today. so cold front comes through, temperatures pick up, and temperatures tumble. right now first 4 traffic. still watching the situation in quantico traveling i-95 northbound in quantico. still seeing report of an accident, and delays are growing as you make your way northbound. i spoke with chopper not too long ago. they should be there very shortly.
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when i return, we should have a live look and check things out in that area. let's head over to i-you ha hii make your way eastbound. not terrible, but you are starting to see some congestion. further east as you pass the fairfax county parkway, nice and clear from the fairfax county parkway to the beltway, travel lanes are open. that drive only taking 11 minutes. i'm back in ten with a look at chopper 4. aaron and eun, over to you. mitt romney bringing his campaign over to the battleground state of virginia. in just a few hours, he'll hold a rally in richmond. the presidential nominee will speak at the super center in richmond. and he'll join his running mate paul ryan at a rally in lancaster, ohio. this evening president obama will host a dinner for winners of a campaign contest in the d.c. area. he does not have any campaign stops today. pundits are calling the vice presidential debate a draw. vice president joe biden and
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congressman paul ryan sparred on a number of issues, including the economy, the crisis in syria, health care, and abortion. ryan said there aren't enough rich americans to tax to pay for all the spending. vice president joe biden said the only way to pay for romney's plan is to raise middle class taxes. the two also shed their differences on libya. >> we should not be imposing these devastating defense cuts because what that does, when we equivocate on our values, when we show we're cutting our own defense, it makes us more weak. it projects weakness. when we look weak, our adversaries are more willing to test us, they're more brazen in their attacks, and they're much more willing to attack. >> that's a bunch of malarky. the congressman cut defense spending in his budget $300 million below what we asked for. >> both agreed it's time to wind down u.s. involvement. ryan said he agreed with the president to pull troops out of the country by 2014 but felt the
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white house should not announce a deadline and expose potential weakness. a difficult day for the wife of a man beaten and robbed in eastern market. she'll come face to face with the subjects in court. thomas macelin has been in the hospital since august. he's blind in one eye and unable to walk or feed himself. last night a business community in capitol hill announced a $10,000 trust for macelin's family. his wife abby accepted the donation. she also talked about a safety festival being held next weekend. >> be part of a greater community. this is not only a reminder that we're members of this community, but it's a visceral and real experience for us to bond together in a way we should be doing every day, and it shouldn't take horrible experiences like these to inspire that spirit. >>homas branch and couti are expected in court today. the third defendant, waived his hearing. a 4-year-old boy is lucky to be alive after he fell from a ninth floor window in silver
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spring. this happened at an apartment building on piney branch road. a tree helped break that fall. the boy's family was at home at the time. he was taken to children's hospital with a broken femur and a head injury. this morning several families in montgomery koipt co are out of their hoemds after a fire tears through townhouses. it happened along cannes avenue in olney, maryland, last night. one home is a total loss while others were damaged. plumbe plumbers using a torch to work on pipes may have started the fire. neighbors say they were shocked to see the homes go up in flames. >> everything the family had in there, it just went away, it's gone. the red cross is assisting those families, but it does not appear that anyone was hurt. six minutes after the hour right now. ahead, the surprising winner of this year's nobel peace prize.
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how about this for an eye opening discovery? a florida map walking along the beach about 35 miles north of miami when he stumbled upon an eyeball. i don't think he stumbled on this, though it's big enough he could have. the man called florida fish and wildlife officials and turned over that huge eye for some research. the federal wildlife commission has also stepped in to try to figure out what kind of animal this eyeball belonged to. beautiful blue eyes. >> probably a big squid. what did you say, veronica? >> cyclops. >> i still think it could be some sort of prop. the color is so intense. it's hard to believe it's real. >> they think maybe a squid or a whale or something like that. >> all right. very nice.
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>> just popped out and washed up. >> let's check the forecast. 6:11, time for weather and traffic on the ones. here's storm team 4 meteorologist veronica johnson. >> just look for the whale swimming with the patch on his eye. that's him. outside it's chilly this morning for sure. tomorrow morning we could be looking at a killing frost and pockets and portions of our area. that's right. already that time of the year. we're at 48 degrees right now at reagan national airport. southwest wind for part of the day today and rather light. the other part will be northwest. kind of breezy to gusty. we've got a cold front that will be coming through. get up to 60 by noontime. 64 for a high temperature. the temperatures will really start lowering fairly rapidly during the evening hours and early part of the night. here's a look at tomorrow, the 62. indeed, a cold start for the day saturday. danella? i'm tracking breaking news on the road. if you're traveling i-95 northbound, here's the situation. the ramp from russell road to
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northbound i-95 is shut down due to a crash in that area. chopper 4 is over the scene. it reports this accident is following an overturned vehicle. police and fire department both on the scene. if you're traveling russell road headed to i-95 northbound, you cannot get onto northbound i-95 now. 95 looking like at least a mile backup at this time. if you're traveling in the quantico area heading on 95 northbound, expect some delays. i'm going to keep watching this and give you another update in ten minutes. let's head over to maryland. md-355 between mot road and lewisdale road. i can see i-270 northbound starting to hit the breaks at 109. delays in and around clarksburg road. 6:12 now. the former redskin wading into a hotly contested political issue. [ female announcer ] it's one of the hardest decisions
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a family can make... realizing a nursing home is the only choice. for many middle class families, medicaid is the only way to afford the care. but as a governor, mitt romney raised nursing home fees eight times. and as president, his budget cuts medicaid by one-third and burdens families with the cost of nursing home care. we have a president who won't let that happen. [ obama ] i'm barack obama and i approved this message.
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i'm melissa mollet at the news 4 live desk. right now history is being made. the space shuttle "endeavour" is on the move in los angeles. take a look at pictures coming out of l.a. lots of folks gathered around watching it.
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it's slow going for the retired craft. the 12-mile trek is going to take two days. right now it's headed to a private parking lot for a nine-hour layover. that layover happening as crews deal with power lines farther ahead on the route. the trip will end at the california science museum where the shuttle will spend its retirement, take a little rest there to prep. hundreds of trees were cleared away from the city, and sidewalks had to be closed. for pedestrians, looks like a lot of fun at the news desk. melissa mollet, news 4. i think it ran through a red light. new this morning, the mars land rover curiosity appears to have made a very surprising yet familiar find on the red planet. while testing rocks for chemical compositions, curiosity uncovered a rock that is new to mars but very similar to ones found on earth around hawaii and other pacific islands. nasa is being very careful when it comes to describing what this means. curiosity landed there in august and is trying to uncover whether there was ever life on mars.
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new this morning, the winner of the 2012 nobel peace prize. >> the nobel committee has decided that the nobel peace prize for 2012 is to be awarded to the european union. >> that announcement made just a short time ago in oslo, norway. the chair of the nobel committee says the european union helped transform once wartorn europe into a continent of peace. the award comes as the eu is confronting its biggest financial crisis since its creation in the 1950s. the european union parliament president tweeted he was, quote, deeply touched the echlu had wo. a man arrested at l.a.x. for carrying a suitcase full of weapons will be in court this morning. he was stopped on his way from japan to boston. he was wearing flame retardant pants and knee pads. police found a smoke grenade, knives, a hatchet, body bags,
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and other suspicious items in his checked luggage. the defense department is hoping to build a public-private partnership to help thwart cyber attacks. leon panetta says government and business need to work together to promote cyber security. iran launched a series of sib err attacks on oil and gas companies in the persian gulf. they appear to be in retailiation for u.s. sanctions against the country. panetta called those the most destructive the private sector has seen. a plane intercepted by turkey was carrying russian military equipment. the turkish military forced the syrian flight to land wednesday. state media reports missile parts, radio receivers, and other equipment was found on board. syria called the incident piracy, and russia says the search of the plane was illegal. it further heightens tensions between turkey and syria that have been firing shells at each other since last week.
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coming up at 19 after the hour. today colorado authorities hope that they can say if the body they found is that of a missing girl or if the search should continue. today marks one week since the disappearance of 10-year-old jessica ridgeway. earlier this week, police discovered a dismembered body in a rural park about seven miles from the child's home. detectives are trying to figure out if the person could be jessica. she hasn't been seen since leaving for school last friday morning. a traffic aleathrt in fairf county now. right after the rush, vdot will shut down the left hov lamp from i-66 eastbound that goes to the inner loop of the beltway. vdot says it needs to close the ramp to finish the express lanes project on time. all traffic will have to use the ramp on the right side of 66 to get on the beltway. construction workers will say, yes, this may cause more backups now, but that should ease up soon. >> we live here. we drive through it. we're a part of the pack. we understand it. but we know the end is near and
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the opening is coming and there are better times that lie ahead and more options to getting in and around ogden, virginia. >> the hov ramp and express lanes are scheduled to open before the new year. >> i hate losing. hate it. right now we're losing jobs and money for our schools to casinos and other states like west virginia. question 7 creates 12,000 jobs with a new resort casino and expanded table games. >> former redskins linebacker lavar arrington is the new face of a pro expanding gambling ad. he asked voters to check yes on question 7, which would allow table games in maryland and put a sixth casino in prince george's county. the redskins just announced last week its support for that measure. the debate has also become the most expensive in state history, more than $36 million spent on advertising. today we expect to learn if robert griffin iii will be officially cleared to play on sunday. the rookie quarterback has had a
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fairly smooth recovery after a concussion suffered against the falcons on sunday. he took 80% of the snaps during his second straight day of practice yesterday. he will be checked out by team doctors one more time this morning before the decision he will get the green light to play on sunday. whatever happens, we hope he stays well. we need him. the team needs him. we need his leadership, his character, and all that good stuff. >> he's a good guy. we want him to be healthy too. >> and, of course, football skills. 6:21 is our time. want to get some meteorological skills in the forecast this morning. if you don't dress warm enough, cold fingers and toes this morning. earlier we were covering the susan komen three-day walk, and a lot of red noses for folks that are waiting. 48 our temperature at reagan national. we've got 30s showing up this morning too. if you're waiting outside for any period of time, say, over 30 minutes or so, definitely gets nippy. elkins hit 30.
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37 in charleston, west virginia. even colder air, a fresh batch of cold overnight. here's a look at the bus stop forecast. 43 to 51 degrees. you'll need the jacket, warm jacket this morning. the radar's quiet. there's our front off to the west around ohio, down through kentucky. that's what's going to be moving through later today. another system moving through the west coast, that's going to come our way. 62 the high saturday. 73, a nice stretch that starts sunday and goes right through next week. danella? slow trip on i-95 northbound. still tracking breaking news out of quantico. if you're traveling russell road trying to access i-95 northbound, you cannot. crash here reports an overturned vehicle. chopper reports that vehicle still off to the side here. you can see the tow truck hoping to get the car out of the roadway. you can see fire as well as the police department still on the exit ramp, and you cannot get onto northbound i-95. let's talk about delays on northbound i-95.
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as you're traveling in the quantico area, rubber necking delays because of this crash. the backup is about three miles so far. as you head further north to franconia road, have a crash there l as well. it's blocking the left lane. right around fairfax county parkway, checking cameras in that area, and you are jammed. aaron and eun, back over to you. 49 degrees now. after the break, the grammy winning musician accused of having a whole lot of drugs on his tour bus.
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a bitter battle between two california democratic congressional candidates nearly turned physical during a debate yesterday. representative brad sherman and fellow congressman howard berman went nose to nose. one of them put his arm around the other one in a not so friendly way. a police officer came onto the stage and asked the men to move away from each other. pretty tense situation there.
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rapper nelly is free this morning after police in texas uncovered heroin, marijuana, and a gun on board his tour bus. border patrol agents found 36 zip-lock bags of heroin, a small amount of marijuana, and a loaded .45 caliber pistol. police say somebody else on board claimed the drugs and the gun were his. he was arrested. nelly and the others were released. it is now 6:27. 49 degrees. after the break, it's tough to swallow. whose water bill may be going up. [ female announcer ] it's one of the hardest decisions
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a family can make... realizing a nursing home is the only choice. for many middle class families, medicaid is the only way to afford the care.
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but as a governor, mitt romney raised nursing home fees eight times. and as president, his budget cuts medicaid by one-third and burdens families with the cost of nursing home care. we have a president who won't let that happen. [ obama ] i'm barack obama and i approved this message.
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take away his toys and he'll whoplay with a stick.ppen. take away their bikes and they'll still find a way to get where they're going. but if take you away early childhood education... slash k-12 funding... and cut college aid for middle class families ... they won't go far. yet that's exactly what mitt romney wants to do... ...to pay for a $250,000 tax break for multi-millionaires. if mitt romney wins, the middle class loses. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. walking with a purpose. right now thousands of people decked out in pink are braving chilly temperatures. you're looking at a live
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picture. they're doing it for an important cause. good morning and welcome back to "news 4 today." i'm aaron gilchrist. and i'm eun yang. pink isn't the only color you'll see around town today. expect to see a lot of nats red too. 3-2. and a drive hit deep to left field. looking up, way back, it's gone. >> woo hoo! that was definitely worth the wait. jayson werth took the 13th pitch of his at bat over the outfield fence where a walkoff winner last night enforces a decisive game five tonight. coming up in 20 minutes, we go into the locker room to hear what players had to say after the dramatic conclusion. go nats. here's hope you own a nats fleece this morning because we're going to need it today. temperatures into the 40s across much of the area. >> meteorologist veronica johnson live on the storm team 4 weather deck with a look at the day ahead. do we need mittens and gloves too, veronica? >> reporter: i would say yes for today. even being out here for a couple of minutes. i've only been out here for
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five, maybe seven minutes or so, and the tip of my nose is getting cold. i get cold easy. i know a lot of you do too. i heard megan earlier saying she wishes she'd have brought her gloves this morning. you want to double up and triple up on the fleece by tomorrow morning because a whole fresh batch of cold air is going to move in. right now, though, at least the wind is calm, nice and still out here on the storm team 4 weather deck. take a look at that shot as we open up. it's going to be a nice, pretty looking sunrise. again, a chilly start to our day. we're at 48 degrees. there's your wind. how light? 3 miles per hour. winds will be a bigger deal later today. we're at 37 north in olney, montgomery county. prince william county, manassas, 37. 42 in silver springs. at the bus stop, jacket required. some of you may want to break the gloves out. don't let anybody pick on you when you do. >> thanks, veronica.
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i'm still tracking breaking news on the road. russell road trying to get on i-95, that exit ramp that's cleared. you should be able to take it very, very soon. they towed the car out of the roadway. fire department and police there gone. let's head over to i-95 and talk about delays. still seeing in quantico a three-mile backup, and your delays continue. as you get closer to fairfax county parkway, first accident in the left shoulder lane. you are seeing volume continuing northbound. you see another accident, this one in your right shoulder lane. travel speeds right now from quantico about 31 miles per hour. that drive is going to take you about 45 minutes at least. i'm back in ten. eun and aaron, over to you. 6:33. right now thousands of people are about to start their weekend with the susan g. komen three-day walk for a cure. the 60-mile walk is designed to raise awareness and money. megan mcgrath is live at the d.c. armory, where an opening ceremony is under way. megan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, eun.
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that opening ceremony scheduled to start any time now. you can see the folks starting to assemble. they were checking in. all these great outfits. as you can imagine, a sea of pink here. i don't know if you can see the woman with the flashing hat. we've seen pink wings, pink father bowas, you name it. a lot of pink outfits. 60 miles over the course of three days. everybody had to raise at least $2,300 to participate. many raised even more than that. all of it going -- the majority of it going to a great cause, the fight against breast cancer. behind me, flamingo road, the team from seattle. now, you are a survivor, 28 years, almost 29 years. >> almost 29 next month. >> you have done this a number of times. talk about why you feel it's important to participate in this and raise money. >> this is -- washington, d.c., is my 17th walk. seattle a month ago was 16. i am so lucky to be here, and i
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have been to so many funerals. i signed the banner this morning. seven names of people i've said good-bye to, and i do not want my granddaughters, my first granddaughter is just a teenager now. i do not want her to fight the same battle i did. no way. >> now, we were talking about the numbers are down this year. 1,600 participating this year. we had 2,300 last year. there was the controversy with planned parenthood and funding, and numbers seem to have been dropping since then. just your thoughts on that. is it important to make sure the fund-raising keeps going? >> oh, absolutely. in my fund-raising letter, i said breast cancer doesn't care whether you're pro life or pro choice. it doesn't care what sex you are. it doesn't care what race you are. it doesn't care. it doesn't care what country you're from. and every single dollar is a closer step toward a cure. the difference in what's offered to women today compared to me 28 years ago is phenomenal, but it's still not good enough. people are doing everything
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right, and they still lose their battle. >> all right thank you, ladies, for joining us. i don't know if i mentioned. they are from seattle. have a great time. of course, this is going to be going on all weekend long. reporting live outside the d.c. armory, megan mcgrath, news 4. back to you guys in the studio. >> thanks, megan. the meningitis outbreak continues to spread this morning. according to the cdc, virginia has 30 confirmed cases of the infection. 9 have been reported in maryland. one person in each of those states died. the nationwide death toll now stands at 14. in all, 170 people have been sickened in the outbreak that now spans 11 states. the massachusetts pharmacy linked to tainted steroid shots has recalled all of its products. today an alexandria woman will learn just how long she'll spend in jail for a deadly road rage incident. gloria mcmillan pled guilty in august to felony hit and run. her suv dragged 21-year-old shalinda arrington. it happened after the two got in an argument on harrison lane in mt. vernon in may.
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arrington was on the way to the hospital to visit her mother recovering from a stroke. records show that mcmillan has been cited in the best for reckless driving. a new independent report shows many school facilities in prince george's counties are in fair or poor condition. only 30 of the more than 180 in the county are considered to be in good condition. it looks like it could take as much as $2.8 billion to get everything taken care of. >> i've noticed all of pg county, a lot of the schools are old and need to be rebuilt and things of that nature and renovated. at least renovation. >> the facility is poor, and i wish they would definitely replace the bathrooms. >> the school board will review the findings at its next meeting on october 23rd. >> people who live in prince george's county could see an increase in their water bill soon. a council committee approved a 7.5% increase. that would give wssc the right to add $5.23 to every bill.
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wssc requested the increase to help offset rising costs of services in prince george's county. both have to approve wssc's final budget in the spring. that's when residents will figure out exactly how much they'll be charged. 6:38 right now. ahead, some outrageous prices. the nats tickets selling for more than a luxury car. plus who is unveiling new ads in response to the controversial ones now in place. ♪
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we're six degrees cooler
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across the area. welcome back. storm team 4 meteorologist veronica johnson. take a look at temperatures across the area. we've got 30s around dulles and gaithersburg. ft. belvoir coming in at 38. 48 the temperature inside the beltway. hidesville, riverdale, and mitchellville at 37. hometown forecast in new carrollton and middleton. we'll go to 48 degrees by 9:00 a.m. by the time we get to 2:00, 62 the temperature. temperatures will not rise much more after that because a colt front will be coming through and our winds will pick up. take a look at the extended forecast in ten minutes. right now danella sealock with first 4 traffic. here's the situation in the district. a crash inbound involving three weeks. if you're approaching the sousa inbound, just be aware of that. i-95 to new hampshire avenue, to
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get to i-270 that drive will take you at least 16 minutes. you are under speed the entire way. looks like i lost signal from chopper 4 but significant delays, and they're back, along i-95 at prince william parkway is where you're first heavy on the brakes. straight delays to the beltway. that drive will take you 34 minutes. average speed 22 miles per hour. it is stop and go the entire way. aaron and eun, back over to you. >> melissa mollet over at the live desk now. good morning. the space shuttle "endeavour" is rolling through los angeles, though it's going very, very slowly. take a look. this is live pictures from l.a. of the shuttle coming out of the airport. you can see all those folks waiting. the 12-mile trek will take two days. right now it's headed to a private parking lot for a nine-hour layover as crews deal with power lines farther ahead on the route. it's headed to the california science museum where it will be on display. a minute ago, you saw those people on the scene waiting for this historic moment. a lot of them tweeting out photos this morning. i have to tell you one that was
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quite funny. one showed a picture of a yellow diamond shaped sign plastered with a shuttle graphic there. you can see it in the lower left hand corner with the words shuttle crossing. somebody saying, don't think i've ever seen that traffic sign before. i'd have to agree. at the news 4 live desk, melissa mollet, news 4. 6:44. today the political spotlight is back from virginia. mitt romney is bringing his campaign back to the commonwealth. he'll speak at the mobility center in richmond this morning. then later romney will join his running mate paul ryan in lancast lancaster, ohio. president obama will host a dinner for winners of a campaign contest in the d.c. area. he does not have campaign stops on his schedule during the day. feisty and aggressive. this morning those are some of the words analysts and viewers are using to describe last night's vice presidential debate. the two took jabs at each other over the economy. the crisis in syria, health care, and abortion. vice president joe biden
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criticized paul ryan and mitt romney for launching critical attacks about the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya before they knew the facts. congressman ryan said the attack is projecting weakness abroad. the two are both snarky when referring to controversial comments made in the past. >> i think the vice president very well knows that sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. >> but i always say what i mean. >> on tax reform, ryan said there rcht enough rich americans to tax to pay for all of obama's spending. vice president joe biden said the only way to pay for romney's plan is to raise middle class taxes. this is the only vice presidential debate. the two presidential candidates will hold their face-off next tuesday, october 16th. vice president ryan was often noted for what he did not say. he often laughed at paul ryan's
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comments. that caught the attention of twitter. biden's smile is out of control. and michael said, not sure cameras have been light tested for biden's teeth. best to watch for sunglasses. and someone tweeted, so did biden practice laughing at ryan? there are other twitter handles set up just for joe biden's smile. new ethics concerns this morning for another member of the d.c. council. according to not aindependean i review, councilman jim graham. graham reportedly offered to support a developer's bid for a city lottery contract if the developer withdrew from a real estate project near a metro station. graham said he would not comment until he reads the report. the report says there was no criminal activity. today a muslim civil libe y liberties and advocacy group would put out his own ads in metro stations to combat ads
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that are pro israel. it's in response to anti-jihad ads put up this week in a handful of metro stations. the american freedom defense initiative compares muslims to savages. a care spokesman has not said what the ads will say but say they will promote mutual understanding and challenge hate. an administrator at galludet university in hot water is getting support from a surprising place. maryland governor martin o'malley as well as many other supporters of the state's gay marriage law wants chief diversity officer angela mccaskill to be reinstated. this week she was put on paid leave after the school found out she signed a petition against the law. o'malley says everyone has a right to take part in the political process. a difficult day for the wife of a man beaten and robbed in eastern market. she'll come face to face with the suspects in court. thomas maslin has been in the hospital since august. he is now blind in one eye and unable to walk or feed himself.
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last night a business community in capitol hill announced a $10,000 trust for maslin's family. his wife abby accepted the donation and talked about a safety festival being held next weekend. >> we are part of the greater community. this event is not only a reminder that we are a member of this community but it is a very real, visceral experience for us to bond together in a way we should be doing every day, and it should not take horrible circumstances such as these to kind of inspire that spirit. >> tommy branch and sonny couti are due in court at 9:30 this morning. the third defendant michael moore waived his hearing. 12 minutes before the top of the hour. a 4-year-old boy is seriously injured after he fell from a ninth floor window in silver spring. he fell from an apartment building in tiny branch road. police say a tree helped to break the boy's fall. his family was home at the time. he was taken to children's hospital with a broken femur and a head injury. also in montgomery county, several families forced out of
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their homes after a fire tears through a row of townhouses. it happened along cannes avenue in olney, maryland, last night. one home is a total loss while two others are damaged. firefighters say plumbers were using a torch to work on pipes may have started that fire. neighbors say they were shocked to see the home go up in flames. >> everything that family had in there is just went away. it's gone. >> the red cross is assisting those families, but it does not appear anyone was hurt. a prince george's county council member is ordering a crackdown on a property manager in langley park. this is an update on a story first reported by our prince george's county bureau earlier this week. people living in the bedford station, victoria station, and new bury square apartments. they say they're living in deplorable conditions. for years, many complained of bed bugs and mites as well as holes in bedroom ceilings and
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floors. management got an extension to fix the problem. in a committee meeting, counselman will campos who represents langley park says enough is enough. >> please let us do our part and crack down on what's happening over there and do what we're supposed to be doing for these residents. please relay that message. we cannot give them any more extensions. they have had long enough to take care of these problems. >> all three properties were foreclosed and acquired by an out of town investment bank. now it is managed by larrimar group with offices in the west and midwest. >> sending snail mail will soon be a little more expensive. cnbc's courtney reagan is live with that. courtney, good morning to you. nice to see you. >> good morning to you. it's good to see you as well. it's going to cost a little bit more to send that bill or letter. the u.s. postal service is raising the cost of its forever stamps by a penny to 46 cents. i didn't know they were 45. starting january 27th. the agency is also launching a new global forever stamp, which customers can use to send
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letters anywhere in the world for a set price of $1.10. postal service is trying to generate more revenue to offset a sea of red ink due to higher pension and retiree costs and a drop in mail volume. best buy is playing hardball. "the wall street journal" reports the consumer electronics chain plans to match internet rivals like amazon during the holiday shopping season. the move comes as best buy is playing down concerns the stores are being used as storerooms where stores browse for gadgets and buy them for less online. they're also offering free home delivery for items that are out of stock. back to you. >> courtney, thanks so much. have a great weekend. >> thanks, you too. 6:41 is the time. want to get a look at weather and traffic. veronica has been holding down the fort for tom this week. appreciate you being here. >> some well-deserved vacation for tom. take a look at the temperatures for today. it's going to feel a lot like it did yesterday until we get late in the day. late in the day, we're going to see changes with temperatures falling fast and with the wind picking up. so let's talk about the timing of that.
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outside right now, you can see gorgeous sunset that is under way. sunset officially today at 7:15. right now we're at 48 degrees. sunrise. what am i talking about? i'm so used to working the other shift. thanks, tom. 48 degrees right now. beautiful sunrise. let's talk about what's coming our way later today. look at these numbers. mt. aerie, maryland, at 37 degrees. rappahannock and culpeper, 37 the temperature. 39 la plata. tomorrow morning, upper 20s to upper 30s through the area. already a freeze watch that's been posted. some clouds drifting through. we're going to see today a mixture of clouds and sunshine. so kind of like a 50-50 day coming our way. high pressure moves away. we see a front come into the area today. that's the front that's going to allow our winds to pick up later and allow those temperatures to fall fast. again, by tomorrow morning. 20s showing up.
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sunshine at least coming back on saturday. then for sunday, watch what happens. we get yet a new air mass in here, and we'll see a stretch of temperatures in the 70s starting on sunday and going through next week. a little bit of rain on monday. veronica, checking the sousa bridge. if you're taking it this morning about to leave the house, expect delays in both directions. as you make your way inbound, looks like all of the lanes are temporarily blocked by the earlier accident involving three vehicles. police are on the scene right now. looks like they can block all of your lanes. as you make your way outbound, you're seeing rubber necking delays. inbou inbound, looks like lanes are blocked. let's check on i-95 in virginia, chopper 4, still looking at delays in this area. not seeing earlier accidents in the roadways. several of them still in the shoulder lanes as you make your way northbound. you're just slow this morning. about 36 minutes it will take you to get from prince william parkway to the beltway. luckily, your travel lanes are open. eun, over to you.
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6:53 now. a troubled transit center in silver spring facing new delays. the center located right next to the metro station is already years behind schedule. now a new problem could set it back another year. officials discovered the concrete used in the facility is cracking completelthrough one of the garage's decks. the project which would improve access. it would cost more than $150 million. nationals fans had to wait for the second home game to see some fireworks. >> 3-2, and a drive hit deep to left field. looking back, way back, and it's gone. >> the hero of the night, jayson werth blasted a walkoff homer in the bottom of the north to force game five against the st. louis cardinals. it was a white knuckle, thrilling experience for fans and players. >> i think i screamed so loud, i almost threw up. it was unbelievable. i mean, that was -- what a great
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at back. >> i had a great time watching until i got to 3-2. he had an at bat. he got his pitch. that's why he gets paid all the money. >> game five is tonight at 8:37. exciting jayson werth right there, jumping into his arms of his fellow players, i guess you could say. >> he is. celebration. tonight in this rematch, it will be a rematch of pitchers. nats ace gio gonzalez goes up against adam wainwright. >> go, nats. take a look at video we just shot. fans already lining up in the hopes of getting tickets for tonight's historic game five. standing room only tickets go on sale at 10:00 this morning. they are $30 a piece. if you can't get your hands on one of those, there are about 3,700 tickets for sale on stub hub. the cheapest ticket we found was $73. the most expensive ticket on the site, $95,000. >> unh-unh. >> that is for a right field
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corner seat. good luck to the guy who's selling that. >> who can afford that? and the orioles have something to celebrate as well this morning. after a heartbreaker in extra innings wednesday, the orioles got their own 13-inning win last night. j.j. hardy knocked in the winning run, and the o's pitching staff held onto the lead for the 2-1 victory. that forces a game five for the o's and yankees tonight. first pitch at yankee stadium. 5:07. >> thank you for starting your day with us. >> did i say go nats yet? >> i did. >> "today" show is next.
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